The HRIC Daily Brief is a daily selection of news stories and commentary related to human rights in China, drawn from Chinese- and English-language news and online media sources that we monitor daily. In addition to headlines and source links, HRIC also provides English translation of Chinese headlines.

Monday, September 22, 2014

Children (儿童)

Here is powerful proof that abusive words are literally weapons
The Huffington Post, September 19, 2014

Words can be weapons website

Corruption (腐败)

China’s war on graft leads to drop in outbound investment
The Financial Times, September 22, 2014

Censorship and Surveillance (审查和监控)

China clamps down on web, pinching companies like Google
The New York Times, September 21, 2014

DuckDuckNo: The privacy-focused search engine is blocked in China
The Next Web, September 21, 2014

Environment (环境)

Importing air pollution from China
CBC News, September 21, 2014, Date

Freedom of Association and Assembly (结社自由、集会自由)

广州群众性活动超千人须有公安许可 (Mass activities of over 1000 people in Guangzhou require public security permission)
Guangzhou Daily,

Hong Kong (香港)

港大学生今起罢课 料八千人集会抗议人大政改决议 (Hong Kong university students start classroom walkout, 8,000 protest Beijing’s electoral reform plan)
South China Morning Post, September 22, 2014

从人权走向公民权的香港社运 (Hong Kong’s social movement: from human rights to civil rights)
The Financial Times, September 22, 2014

中港10年 愈依賴愈生厭 (Survey: Hong Kongers are fed up as reliance on mainland grew in past decade)
Mingpao, September 22, 2014

调查:七成港人对内地好感减少 (Survey: 70% of Hong Kongers feel less positive about mainland than a decade ago)
South China Morning Post, September 22, 2014

香港特区政府:尊重学生的民主追求 (Hong Kong Government: respect students’ requests for democracy)
British Broadcasting Corporation, September 22, 2014

“可以不走的话,有谁想走?” (Who wants to leave if staying is an option?)
Deutsche Welle, September 22, 2014

International Relations (国际关系)

China is also seizing disputed land along Indian border
International Business Times, September 22, 2014

Open Government Information (信息公开)

自曝工资2643元公务员 (A government worker reveals his monthly wage: RMB 2,643)
Beijing Youth Daily, September 22, 2014

Society (社会)

国家语委:中国尚有4亿多人不能用普通话交流 (State Language Affairs Commission: 30% of population cannot speak Mandarin)
Xinhua, September 22, 2014

习近平称民主不是装饰品引发网友热议 (Xi Jinping’s “democracy isn’t decoration” becomes hot topic among netizens)
British Broadcasting Corporation, September 21, 2014

State Security (国家安全)

两高出台意见:6种行为被认定为煽动分裂国家罪 (Supreme Court and Procuratorate: 6 behaviors viewed as “inciting splittism”)
Beijing Times, September 22, 2014

Chinese react to Scotland’s display of self-determination
The New York Times, September 22, 2014

Taiwan (台湾)

台湾高官坚称对南中国海拥有主权 (High ranking official states Taiwan maintains sovereignty to South China Sea)
Voice of America, September 22, 2014

Tibet (西藏)

藏族学生拉莫扎西17号午夜在甘南自焚身亡 (Tibetan student Lhamo Tashi dies from self-immolation in Gannan)
Radio Free Asia, September 21, 2014

XUAR (新疆维吾尔自治区)

”Deadly blasts” in China's restive Xinjiang region
British Broadcasting Corporation, September 22, 2014

新疆轮台多处爆炸2死多伤 自治区奖惩暴恐案功过干部 (Luntai explosions leave 2 dead and many injured)
South China Morning Post, September 22, 2014